Meet The Professors

Meet the Professors Panel at the 2017 IDA World Congress

Naomi Jones

During the 2017 IDA World Congress, there will be a Meet the Professors Panel, where several professors from around the world will discuss desalination and reuse in academia. IDA’s 1st Vice President, Shannon McCarthy, will moderate the panel, along with Dr. Jim Birkett, and YLP Committee Co-Leader Naomi Jones. The panel will address the need for communication between industrial organizations and academic institutions regarding required competencies and identification of career paths in desalination and water reuse. They will also discuss advances in education techniques, how to attract students to desalination and reuse, career entry and guidance, and industry participation in education programs through sponsored research, guest lectures, and offering internships. The professors will include individuals from the following universities:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology – USA
  • Ben Gurion University Blaustein Institute for Desert Research – Israel
  • University of Sao Paolo – Brazil
  • University of Bremen – Germany
  • Moscow State University – Russia
  • Dailan University of Technology – China
  • Federal University of Campina Grande – Brazil

We hope you will join us for the discussion, which will take place on Thursday, October 19 from 9 – 10:40 AM. Please visit for more information.